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How to Cast a Baitcaster

So, you are ready to use your first baitcaster! There are plenty of videos of professional anglers flipping, pitching and skipping baits with ease. There are also plenty of anglers showing their control and precision by recording trick shots. Is it very difficult in the beginning, many anglers will bird nest their line to the point of having to cut it out of the reel. A huge bird’s nest is what I used to call a “Day Ender” as it would be so bad that I would have to completely stop fishing for the day. I know that I still...


How To Tie The Strongest Braided Fishing Line Knots

Here’s advice on how to tie the strongest braided fishing line knots from a seasoned veteran angler with fresh water and saltwater fishing experience. In my opinion, there are only four fishing knots I would trust when it comes to braided fishing line. Two of the knots would be used for tying braided fishing line to braid fishing line and monofilament/fluorocarbon fishing line to braid fishing line. The second set would be used to tie terminal tackle – snaps, swivels etc. or directly to the lure with braid fishing line. The fishing knots I prefer, in order of what I...


How to Spool a Baitcaster

Learn how to spool a baitcaster in easy steps, along with some fishing tackle tips from a Veteran angler. The first time I picked up a baitcaster as a child, I was beyond intimidated. I knew how much practice, dedication and attention to detail it takes to be effective with one. I watched my father day in and day out use, practice and maintain his fishing collection. I was given some monofilament line on a spool and a pencil to get my reel spooled. I realized how different it is to spool a baitcaster versus a spinning reel. Over the...


How To Use A Baitcaster

I remember when I was starting to use a baitcaster and  how intimidating and scary it was the first time I put one in my hand. My dad taught me how to use a spinning reel and I used that method until I was about 11 or 12 years of age. The first time I made a cast with a baitcaster, let’s just say an explosion happened and it’s not the type you think of when a bass hits your topwater frog. It sounded like a gun went off. I backlashed so hard I think I just left the line...


Fishing Tackle - The Balance of Power

Matching the best fishing reel to the best fishing rod for balance and the best setup as a rod and reel combo. I’ve seen this problem exist among newbie and veteran anglers alike …the matching up of the correct size and types of fishing tackle. A fishing reel, fishing rod and fishing line need to work as a coordinated unit, with one part not overshadowing the others by being too heavy or too light.  There needs to be balance within the components themselves and balance in the relationship of the components.   Fishing tackle also needs to be matched to...